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About 200 assisted living HDB flats for elderly to be launched in Queenstown this year

About 200 assisted living HDB flats for elderly to be launched in Queenstown
this year
About 200 assisted living HDB flats for elderly to
be launched in Queenstown this year
Cheryl Lin
08 Mar 2022 05:52PM
(Updated: 08 Mar 2022 05:54PM)
Communal areas of the assisted living flats at Bukit Batok will provide residents with space to
interact. (Photo: Housing and Development Board)
SINGAPORE: About 200 assisted living flats will be launched in Queenstown later
this year, amid efforts to provide more housing options for seniors to age
independently in.
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This marks the second pilot for the housing type, known as Community Care
Apartments – first launched at a site in Bukit Batok in February last year.
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The flats feature senior-friendly design features and subscriptions to care services,
targeting home buyers aged 65 and above who want to live on their own but
receive care if needed.
The Bukit Batok pilot had more than four applicants vying for each unit, and to date,
154 units have been booked out of the 169 flats that were offered, said the Housing
and Development Board (HDB) and National Development Ministry (MND) in a
The second pilot will be launched in Queenstown's upcoming Health District. The
district is where HDB, the National University of Singapore, healthcare partners and
grassroots organisations will collaborate to “create a built environment that
promotes a healthy lifestyle and active and healthy ageing”.
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Alexandra Hospital is also located in Queenstown, allowing medical and healthcare
services to be “seamlessly incorporated into the care model for residents”, said the
About 200 Community Care Apartments will be offered in the project, along with
other flat types, with common facilities such as roof gardens and community living
rooms to promote social interactions between residents.
HDB and MND said more specific site details will be provided later.
A site at Parry Avenue in Kovan will be launched for sale by public tender later this
year, for a private assisted living facility that can accommodate about 300 to 400
Speaking in Parliament, Minister of State for National Development Associate
Professor Faishal Ibrahim said: "We look forward to partnering the private sector to
co-create new assisted living housing products that will further enhance the quality
of life for our ageing population."
Source: CNA/cl(cy)
Michelin Guide Singapore 2022: Cloudstreet
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The highly anticipated Michelin Guide Singapore star revelation returned to a physical event
this year, held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. For 2022, a total of 52 restaurants received
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Winners of the 2022 Michelin Guide Singapore. (Photo: Michelin Guide Singapore)
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annual star revelation.
Fittingly, this year’s ceremony took place on Tuesday night (Jul 12) at Singapore’s
iconic Marina Bay Sands. The last physical event for the guide’s release was in 2019
at Capella Singapore. For 2020, the star revelation was cancelled due to
restaurants’ prolonged COVID-19 closures and in 2021, the guide was revealed
a livestream.
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